Heliotrope, Cherry Pie
Synonym: Heliotropium peruvianum
When grown as an annual, Heliotropes are good flower bed and border plants. They also do fine and container. Plant them next to walkways, doors and windows where their fragrance will be enjoyed.
All parts of the plant are poisonous.
In colder climates, the plants can be overwintered inside. To do that, dig the heliotropes up before they are damaged by the frost. Cut all the branches back by at least half their length, plant them in a container that you will put in a plastic bag until the plants have recovered (about a month). Open the bag gradually over the course of a week or two. Keep the pot in a sunny place.
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